The Kouga Ninja Scrolls inspired an award-winning manga and anime series, Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls. This comes as no surprise. The Kouga Ninja Scrolls has ratings and 25 reviews. DiscoSpacePanther said: I came to read this book knowing nothing of Yamada’s work, and never havi. The year is AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the.
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June 19, — Shelved as: Romantic and gruesome, with a little ecchi thrown in — the storyline and graphics are intended for more mature readers. Thanks to the machinations of the Ieyasu Tokugawa, the age-old truce between the Kouga and the Iga clans is no more—and now a fight to the death will decide which clan reigns supreme.
The deadly competition between 10 elite ninja from each clan unleashes a centuries-old hatred that threatens to destroy all hope for peace between them.
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The Kouga Ninja Scrolls ” on Amazon. There’s hardly any plot, well, it’s just Kouga and Iga ninjas killing on My reason for reading this was that The Kouga Ninja Scrolls is a classic and I’ve always been into ninjas and Japan. Anime and Manga portal. Mar 20, aaron rated it liked it. May 11, Carole Rae rated it really liked it. Wings to the Future Even putting that aside, the novel loses a lot of the complexities of the anime.
And, if we are honest with ourselves, that means all of us. Or is their love fated to end in death? This story is quite similar to Romeo and Juliet.
All I knew, before I started reading, was that the body count of this book was pretty high. This book had a lot of potential to be one badass piece of literature. Kodansha Manga Award — General. The 20 Best Folk Albums of Clouds dropped their shadows upon them, shifting the men into hazy shadows as well.
Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Basilisk. Yamada’s approach was quite new at that time especially in Japan, but now it surely is used, so the novelty value isn’t there anymore.
Synopsis Edit The story centers around two rival ninja clans; the Iga and the Kouga ; whose no-hostilities treaty is lifted by retired shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa to settle a succession dispute within the government concerning which of Ieyasu’s grandsons is destined to become the third Tokugawa Shogun.
I rated this book a 10 out of The events took place during the Tokugawa Period — to be exact. The 80 Best Books of Inthe music world saw amazing reissues spanning rock titans to indie upstarts and electronic to pop of all stripes.
I took one star off because the writer spoke albeit only very occasionally to the audience directly from the year and make comparisons. Imma finish this ish today. I would recommend at least reading the second Volume, before tackling this.
The ending is tragic, but adds the bitterness and brings closure to the plot. While I’m sure there are those who would disagree, or claim that it can’t be stated despite the evidence, I am happy simply to plead my case on this one until the issue is resolved, if it ever is.
Open Preview See a Problem? Ten ninja from Kouga are pitted against ten from Iga kouag decide the outcome of the shogunate succession. This classic Manga is a good read, though violence and sexual violence abound.
Great guy, but don’t piss him off. The actual fight scenes weren’t terrible. Other differences include fight scenes happening nnija a different order i. Now they have to kill each other, but can they?
Share this Rating Title: Aug 01, Jeni rated it liked it. The genre of manga is just spot-on for my taste. Instead, they have been mixing the bloodlines of their most accomplished ninja for countless generations. You can’t blame me; after all, the cover claims: Meanwhile, their clansmen are ecstatic that the ban on killing is lifted All the ninjas here have inhuman powers.